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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (120 units)

Requirements

This program requires 48 units. Courses cannot be counted for more than one category within the major. Requirements include 6 lower division units and 42 units distributed among the following, among which 39 units must be upper division:

Core

Take all of the following courses:

  • WGSS 101 Women and Their Bodies (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

  • WGSS 102 Women In Contemporary Society (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

  • WGSS 300 Principles of Feminism (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) and upper division standing or consent of instructor.

  • WGSS 301 Feminist Research Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing and the completion of at least one other WGSS course.

  • WGSS 415 Feminist Theory (3)
    Prerequisites: WGSS 300 or consent of instructor.

  • WGSS 495 Senior Capstone Seminar (3)
    Prerequisite: WGSS 301.

Take one of the following courses:

  • WGSS 392 Feminist Pedagogy: Peer Facilitation (3)
    Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent WGSS class and consent of instructor.

  • WGSS 496 Community Service Learning in Women's Issues (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing and two prior women's studies courses, or consent of instructor.

Clusters

To include a minimum of 3 units from each of the following five clusters and an additional 3 units from any cluster. In addition, students are required to take an additional 9 units from any combination of WGSS classes.

Gender and Sexuality

The study of the construction and maintenance of sexual difference, sexual behaviors, desires and identities.

  • WGSS 205, 356, 416, 442 and 490 (depending on topic and with prior approval of the WGSS advisor).

Cultural Studies

Women's place in culture through which societal ideas about women and gender have historically been created and maintained.

  • WGSS 318, 365, 410, 432, 445A, 445B and 490 (depending on topic and with prior approval of the WGSS advisor).

Feminist Aesthetics

Examines art, literature and film as sites of women's theoretical and political work and as sources of the constructions and representations of gendered identities.

  • WGSS 216, 314, 316, 420, and 490 (depending on topic and with prior approval of the WGSS advisor).

Feminist Analysis

Examines the role of women within the legal, economic and political structures of our society.

  • WGSS 307, 308, 350, 375, 401, 440 and 490 (depending on topic and with prior approval of the WGSS advisor).

Feminist Change

Women as agents of change and in social movements that address gendered lives.

  • WGSS 424, 425, 430, 449 and 490 (depending on topic and with prior approval of the WGSS advisor).

Note: Students must earn a grade of at least "C" in all upper division major courses.

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Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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